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File:Simon Pokagon.jpg|thumb| '''Simon Pokagon''' (?? 1830- January 28, 1899) was a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians|Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, an author, and a Indigenous peoples of the Americas|Native American advocate. He was born near Bertrand, Michigan|Bertrand in southwest Michigan Territory and died on January 28, 1899 in Hartford, Michigan. Dubbed the “Red Man’s Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|Longfellow” by literary fans, Pokagon was often called the “Hereditary and Last Chief” of the tribe by the press. He was a son of his tribe’s patriarch, Leopold Pokagon.
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